Pella is one of six Iowa high schools that have been selected to take special testing this spring. It will be an international test of science, mathematics and reading, providing each of them, and Iowa, with a global benchmark for where our students stand compared to their peers in over 65 countries. Iowa’s schools were chosen based on aggregate ACT test scores, size, and geography. Each school will administer the test during the spring semester, with scores publicly reported. Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds says this is a great opportunity for Iowa to see where we stand and look at how we can better prepare students for a knowledge-based, global economy.